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Saturn in Pisces meaning and horoscope

Everything you need to know about the major transit

 Once every 30 years, Saturn completes its cycle through the zodiac, only to begin a new one. On March 7, 2023, Saturn plunges into Pisces for the first time in 30 years. That’s right, from now through May 24, 2025, Saturn is challenging you, me and everyone else in the world to boss up and get serious about our dream ambitions. This is especially true for those heading into their Saturn Returns.

Saturn Meaning in Astrology

     If you’re unfamiliar with this planet, let me make the introduction. Saturn is astrology’s Big Daddy. The outer planet oozes paternal and authoritative parent vibes, being all about restriction, limits and responsibilities. Getting its namesake from the Roman titan (who just-so-happened to eat his children), Saturn rules over the signs Capricorn and Aquarius, and the 10th House of career and professional status. 

     Saturn often gets a bad wrap in astrology, because the planet prefers hard work and sacrifice over shortcuts and handouts. And unless you’re an earth sign or a Scorpio, then hard work and sacrifice probably sounds like crap. And it is, until it isn’t. 

     If you’re a LEGO fan, then you can think of Saturn as the Master Builder of astrology: He is the ultimate creator who organizes, architects, designs, plans and eventually teaches others. But in order to get to that teaching phase, we must first master Saturn’s lessons. Naturally, each Saturn transit has different themes and lessons to study and master.  

Saturn in Pisces meaning

     In Pisces, Saturn channels his Big Daddy Master Builder energies into creativity, the arts and imagination, and into healing. With this transit (and chart placement, should you have it), it’s all about dreaming productive dreams and architecturing them into reality. 

     There’s no longer a time or place for idle daydreams. With Saturn in Pisces, you must act on your creative visualizations and work every-damn-day on bringing them out of the land of fantasy and into the real world. Fortunately, the transit makes it easier to see (as in “sense” or “imagine”) and understand the path towards completion. Acting on it, however, is a challenge. 

     In addition to the usual Saturn obstacles like doubt, depression and a sudden bout of “adulting”, Saturn in Pisces brings blockages and inhibitions to your dreams. This creates a thwarting feeling, a feeling of swimming in opposite directions, and a contest between realism and idealism. The obvious and the unseen are also being called into question. The outer planet in the mutable water sign blurs boundaries, and submerges limits so that they become looser, harder to define. 

     The clash between practicality and spirituality also surges during this transit. Saturn is the ultimate realist, while Pisces loves to live and dream in la-la land. As such, a fear of boundaries and loss of control, as well as professional uncertainty are the not-so-sunny sides of this transit. The silver lining is that from these uncertainties and doubts come intuitive goals and strategies, and lots of wisdom. 

     Saturn in Pisces can help us solidify our deepest dreams and architect them into reality, but it will also test our creative vision and commitment. The boundaries of your imagination can either grow beyond your limits or stay fixed in the position it’s at, simply because it’s afraid of the change. 

     It’s normal during this transit to doubt yourself and give up when the going gets tough. What’s equally likely, though, is that you believe wholly in your dreams and persevere through the hard times. Remember: Saturn rewards consistent hard work and persistence.  

     While all of us will feel the effects of this transit, the following mutable signs will feel an extra motivation to commit themselves to actualizing their dreams. That doesn’t mean it’s gonna be easy, but it is starting a new chapter for these signs to get serious. So, without further ado:

Your Saturn in Pisces Horoscope


     Of course Saturn in your sign is impacting you! If you are a Pisces with Saturn in Pisces, then you’re really gonna feel the weight of this transit. That’s because Saturn is entering your 1st House of The Self, which translates into a more serious, methodical and organized approach to your aims and goals. With Saturn in the 1st House, you’re being asked if you’re ready to take all of your desires seriously. Saturn will test your willpower, it will have you questioning your path forward, but if you’re committed enough to believe in YOU, you’ll manifest massive personal changes. 

      Click here for a deeper meaning of Saturn in the 1st House. 


     Saturn is in your 10th House of vocation and calling. Luckily, the planet of restriction and ambition feels comfortable here. Which is why you’re feeling the urge to work your tail off to achieve your highest career ambitions. This endeavor won’t be easy: tired and worn out, you will probably question yourself and your purpose along your way to the top. Even so, the doubts reveal something: your commitment to your goals. Striving is part of the deal now. So, Persist even when you feel like quitting, and Saturn will rebuild your professional life in ways you can’t even imagine…  

      Click here for a deeper meaning of Saturn in the 10th House.


     Your partnerships and one-on-one interactions are moving into a rebuilding and rebranding. Saturn churns into your 7th House of business dealings and interpersonal communications. If you’ve got enemies, Saturn is forcing you to face them and say your peace. Yet even with your spouse or love/Etsy selling partner, there’s a challenge underway. Should you and your boo pass it, your bond will be strengthened. Should you fail? Well, Saturn will make you try and try again until you fully understand who you are and how you define your limits with others. This is when you stop being a pushover…   

Click here for a deeper meaning of Saturn in the 7th House.


      Like an episode of Extreme Home Makeover, your house, foundations and even your family are entering into a major renovation. That’s because Saturn in Pisces is in your 4th House, the astrological house of all things domestic and foundational. If you haven’t set any boundaries between you and your parents, Saturn in Pisces will change that. (Or dissolve them–either way.) The core of your being–your inner child and how you know yourself to be–are being reconstructed as well. This process isn’t painless, but it’s necessary. You have to dive into who you were to know who you want to become… 

      Click here for a deeper meaning of Saturn in the 4th House.

Is your zodiac sign not on this list? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with a post on the meaning of Saturn in each of the 12 astrological houses. Click here to read it. 

Want to know more about YOUR natal Saturn in Pisces? Head on over to my shop to get yourself a Saturn reading with me! In this reading, I uncover all the shadows surrounding your natal Saturn sign and house placement, helping you to overcome obstacles and blockages, and feel more empowered to take control of your life.